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Blog Page Mason Hamilton

December 21, 2016

The Road to Justice Reform

Reflection regarding the distance we have covered and the distance yet to go in our march toward a more fair and effective justice system.


Blog Page Youth Incarceration

December 8, 2016

The Pitfalls of Youth Incarceration

Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason discusses the drawbacks of incarcerating youth, highlighted in a recent paper commissioned by the Harvard Executive Session on Community Policing.


Blog Page CFBNP

November 29, 2016

Highlights of the DOJ CFBNP

Activities and accomplishments of the DOJ Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.


Blog Page Changing Minds Poster

November 28, 2016

Helping Kids Overcome Trauma

AAG Karol Mason joined Education Secretary John B. King, Jr. and Joe Torre, Founder and Chair of the Safe at Home Foundation, for a conversation about the Changing Minds campaign.


Blog Page Karol Mason AAG

November 21, 2016

HUD Issues Fair Housing Act Guidance

Cities, counties, law enforcement agencies, housing providers and other stakeholders should review the HUD guidance and make sure their nuisance abatement ordinances, crime-free housing ordinances and crime-free housing programs are fair and do not discriminate.


Blog Page Adam Walsh 10th Anniversary

August 31, 2016

10th Anniversary of the Adam Walsh Act

It's been a decade since the passage of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.  Professionals from around the country met at the 2016 National Symposium on Sex Offender Management and Accountability to exchange ideas and network with experts in the field.


Blog Page Robert Listenbee OJJDP

June 30, 2016

Supporting LGBTQI-GNC Youth

As Pride Month comes to a close the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention applaud those who have worked so passionately to advance the rights of the LGBTQI-GNC community.  We look forward to working with our partners to support initiatives to ensure the safety of these and all youth.


Blog Page Reentry

April 29, 2016

Bridging Opportunity Gaps

The DOJ, HHS and our federal partners are highlighting efforts and alliances underway that engage sectors other than criminal justice to support the successful reentry of people who had contact with the criminal justice system.


Blog Page Pediatric Safe Protocol

April 28, 2016

Promoting Healing for Victims

Today we are excited to share that OVW released the Pediatric SAFE Protocol.  This much awaited protocol not only provides specific guidance on forensic medical examinations, it clearly identifies the need for a coordinated community response.


Blog Page NIJ Campus

April 14, 2016

Studying Campus Sexual Assault

Campuses across the U.S. are taking action to address sexual assault.  Research on the prevalence and response to sexual assault on campuses provides critical information.


Blog Page Karol Mason AAG

March 24, 2016

Remarks made at Bennett College Charter Day

Having already heard about the rich history of this institution and the role it played in changing the conscience of our nation, to be standing here in this storied chapel, in the very room where Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, and Dr. King spoke before me – I can only say, I am awed.


Blog Page Luis C Debaca SMART

March 23, 2016

Recognizing a Decade of Progress

For the past 10 years SMART has been at the forefront of implementing effective practices to register and manage sex offenders.  One of our most significant accomplishments over the past 10 years is developing the SOMAPI.



Blog Page Mason Wrongful Convictions

February 29, 2016

Victims of Wrongful Convictions

Wrongful convictions represent an unspeakable miscarriage of justice, one for which few remedial services are available.  We have a responsibility to prevent these tragic failures.  Hearing from those who are most directly affected is vital.


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